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CENTRALISATION OF BRITISH VISA SERVICES IN INDIA AND BANGLADESH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 626: tabled on 15 December 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned that visa decision-making in South Asia is being centralised at the risk of creating poorer service and less effective oversight; notes crucial regional visa hubs such as Mumbai and Dhaka are being downsized, with Mumbai's visa staff reduced from 70 to 20 despite receiving a similar volume of applications to New Delhi; further notes 323,575 visa applications were made in India alone in 2013; recognises the importance of these areas to the 1.4 million people of Indian origin and 300,000 people of Bangladeshi origin in the UK; considers it vital to maintain good relations with India and Bangladesh; and endorses the campaigns launched by Asian Voice and Curry Life Magazine and the two e-petitions to the UK Government which call on the Government to review these regrettable decisions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Bethnal Green and Bow
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Workington
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 17 December 2014
Belfast North
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2014
Poplar and Limehouse
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2015
North Devon
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
South Shields
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 December 2014
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2015
South Antrim
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meacher, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Oldham West and Royton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Mansfield
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Leeds East
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2015
Erith and Thamesmead
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2015
Glasgow North West
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2014
Colchester
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2014
Ealing, Southall
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Walsall South
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2015
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.